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The Class of 2022 poses for a photo in their college gear

College Counseling Fast Facts


colleges visit Pennington each year.


members of the College Counseling team ensure personal time and attention to each student


acceptance rate 


AP exams administered; 82% scored 3 or higher


admitted to first or second choice school!


applications submitted


presentations annually focus on the college admission process

Making the Right Choice

We find the right match for every student.

The college search and application process is a challenging one. Parents and guardians, along with the college counselor, are important players in the college selection process; however, it is the student who plays the primary role. A successful college search is almost always the result of a family effort: the student’s working with their parents or guardians on setting goals, discussing financial needs, making college visits, meeting with their college counselor, and attending college representative visits. The college counselor's role is to listen, provide guidance, and supply information on all aspects of the process, and, most of all, be a “sounding board” for the student in this critical decision.

Finding and selecting the appropriate college for each student is a thoughtful, considered endeavor that begins during the freshman and sophomore years. The Pennington School believes that every graduate should attend the college or university that suits their own interests and strengths. To identify the best match, each student's unique personality, achievements, and goals are taken into consideration.

Students from The Pennington School attend some of the most prestigious and selective colleges and universities in the country and abroad (see matriculation lists, below).


College Matriculation and More


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